I’m feeling a zillion times better today then I did yesterday – it must be all the well wishes from everyone! Well, that and the ZPack. I went to the lab this morning to be turned in to a human pincushion – it seems that the nurse didn’t want to believe me when I said I have no veins. None. She stuck me in both arms and then finally did the butterfly syringe in my hand that I suggested to start with. Good thing they only needed one tube of blood. I asked them to check my blood pressure again too – it was 142/92 today. No, not great – but a lot better than it was yesterday.
Since I’m feeling better, I’m cranking lots of things out and getting things done. That always makes me happy. I needed to stop and recognize some great finds though – they may not be new to you, but they are new to me…
:: Truck808 – Robert finally decided after SXSW that it was time to give in and start blogging! He is an awesome guy and I’m so glad I’ve met him in person; I can’t say enough good things about him.
:: Plastic Fruit – I found Don thanks to Blogshares, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Fresh plastic fruit served with a side of sarcasm!
:: All About George – I didn’t really meet George at SXSW, although I saw him in passing several times. He told a great story at Fray Cafe, and I knew then that I would be drawn to his writing. I was right – great thought provoking stuff!
:: Minor Third – Just because Jay is Erika’s husband, there are a zillion other reasons to read his site – the key one being he is simply a funny guy!
:: Living Juicy – It’s fun, it’s juicy, it’s life. And Sydney & I could probably pass ourselves off as sisters. Matter of fact, there is a story behind meeting Sydney…
Sydney posted to the H-Town Blogs list the day before SXSW that she was heading to Austin too. I e-mailed her and told her that she was welcome to meet up with us, hang out, go to lunch and dinner, etc. She said she had some things planned already, but she would let me know. On Saturday morning, I passed her on the corner on the way to the convention center. Problem is, she knew what I looked like – but I had no clue what she looked like! So here I am, half asleep, walking down a street in Austin, and I hear, “Christine?” I look around, and the only person nearby is someone I don’t recognize at all. I paused. She said it again, then she added, “It’s me, Sydney!” She joined us on the walk to the convention center, and we started chatting away as if we had known each other forever. She is absolutely adorable – and has the most gorgeous hair of any woman I know – and I just had that “instant click” feeling. An added bonus? She lives just outside of Houston, so I can see her year round!